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Shortcut Macros


The Shortcut Macros plugin allows you to set up a shortcut for text or links that you use often – saves typing.


When creating a post/page, enter a macro that you have set up (##example). When the post is saved (as a draft or published), this macro will be automatically expanded to the full text you have set up for it.

Known Issues

This works only in the body of the post/page, not the title.


  1. Download the plugin archive and expand it (you’ve likely already done this).
  2. Put the ‘shortcut-macros.php’ file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Administration area and click ‘Activate’ for Shortcut Macros.
  4. Go to Options > Macros to create your macros.


Anything else?

That about does it – enjoy!

–Alex King

Contributors & Developers

“Shortcut Macros” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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